Waterproof Name Cards Printing in Singapore
1. Origins of the Name Card
The Name Card could be dated as far back as the mid to late 19th Century Victorian era, where several decorative and elegant calling card designs were customary in extending one’s social circle with the fashionable and wealthy. Cards were laid in a special dish in hopes of granting an audience with the host.
In today’s context, we still hand out similar calling cards in hopes of potential clients or collaborators returning to connect. It is only the label that has changed. The name cards we give out thus become essentially an extension of our personal brand and products, helping us create the best first impression.
2. Introduction to Synthetic Name Cards
Traditionally, Name Cards have been printed on paper, making them easily susceptible to damage. Thus, the availability of synthetic paper is a game-changer in improving the durability of the little cards that are meant to go in business jacket pockets, the bottom of laptop bags, and wallets, and survive even a wash in the laundry! Coffee and food spills will no longer be a worry for the people giving out these cards over corporate lunches.
What makes Synthetic Paper so durable to be used as Name Cards, is that it is made of Polypropylene (PP), a type of plastic manufactured into thin sheets designed to be printed digitally. The printed surface is smooth, matte and without any lamination. Regardless of any accidental spills, or a heavy downpour of rain outdoors, the cards can withstand harsh weather conditions and be easily washed under a tap and wiped dry with a lint-free cloth.
3. How can Waterproof Synthetic Name Cards help your business?
Firstly it is crucial to consider what you are selling, and how you intend to present yourself. How best can you use this premium material's “waterproof” property to strengthen your brand?
Do your products work with or are made with water?
Do you work in an environment where you are consistently in contact with water?
Perhaps you are a swimming coach that needs your name cards to stay dry during networking events or a nature photographer that specialises in capturing shots under extreme climate conditions. Whatever it is, find ways to infuse bold designs into your name cards so that they can become a conversation piece beyond the making of the first impression. As the business card is highly durable and waterproof, perhaps consider unconventional shapes of name cards that give it a bonus utility value for your potential client. This would definitely set you apart from any other business adopting the standard format of name card printing!
Even in the digital age, the name card remains a timeless personal marketing tool that offers the immediate opportunity to make an impression.
4. User’s Safety
It is vital to note that the card is 0.25mm thick, has the same translucency as the regular office 80gsm paper, and has sharp pointed edges on all four corners. For safety reasons, we highly recommend our clients go for the Rounded-Corner designs to ensure a pleasant card exchange experience.
This particular material may be much more durable than our usual 300gsm paper-based name cards, but the translucency of this card is relatively high. As a gauge, we would say that the level of translucency is very close to the translucency of the everyday office printing 80gsm cartridge paper. This is something to take note of if you intend to print your name cards double-sided.
6. Lead Time
Synthetic Paper being much more premium than regular Art Cards require a more complex workflow on our production side. Thus, it is good to note that every Synthetic Name Card order has a minimum lead time of 24hrs.
7. Price Guide for Synthetic Name Cards Printing
|Options:||Unit Price (1 box, 100pcs) per Artwork||Unit Price (2 boxes, 200pcs) per Artwork||Unit Price (3 boxes, 300pcs) per Artwork||Unit Price (4 boxes, 400pcs) per Artwork||Unit Price (5 boxes, 500pcs) per Artwork||Unit Price (6 boxes, 600pcs & more) per Artwork|
|Single-sided Colour||$54||$98||$136||$168||$196||$39.20 x (no. of boxes)|
|Double-sided Colour||$77||$139||$192||$236||$274||$54.80 x (no. of boxes)|
1) Price for 600pcs & more is calculated by dividing the price for 500pcs by 5, and then multiplying by the amount of box needed. (1 box = 100pcs)
2) Price already includes Rounded Corners Cutting.
3) Greyscale Printing is unavailable for Synthetic Name Cards.
8. Inspiration Board / Usage Suggestions
Vintage Illustration by Maura Reed